What causes postoperative death in patients with abdominal inguinal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Postoperative death is usually related either to complications (eg, strangulated bowel) or to preexisting risk factors. [24] A postoperative hydrocele results from fluid accumulation in the distal sac. This usually resolves spontaneously but sometimes must be aspirated.


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